Chipotle does not accept EBT. Restaurants like Chipotle fall into the category of hot foods, which are not benefit-approved purchases. Chipotle is also not a Restaurant Meals Program participant. For more on Chipotle and EBT benefits, see below.

Does Chipotle Accept EBT?

Chipotle does not accept EBT. As a general rule, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cannot be used to purchase hot or prepared foods. Restaurants like Chipotle fall into the category of hot foods, so EBT cannot be used at Chipotle locations.

Some states — including Arizona, California, Florida (Alachua County only), Hawaii, and Rhode Island — have an optional program called the Restaurant Meals Program that allows qualifying recipients to use EBT to buy hot, prepared food from participating restaurants. Unfortunately, Chipotle is not a participating restaurant.

In Summary

Chipotle does not accept EBT. In general, restaurants like Chipotle fall into the category of hot foods, which households are prohibited from purchasing with SNAP benefits. And, in states that offer the Restaurant Meals Program, Chipotle is not a participating restaurant.

For more on places that take EBT and SNAP, see our article: What Fast Food Places Take EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP?